tech2 News StaffDec 07, 2015 11:39:52 IST
Chakra was announced back in 2008 with some straightforward priorities to make the Edge browser start, run and deliver a great user experience, making the best use of underlying hardware. What Microsoft's Gaurav Seth and Adalberto Foresti spoke about on stage over the weekend is about ChakraCore, which is basically an open source version of Chakra; one that does not expose the COM based diagnostic APIs that are currently available in Chakra.
This is so, because Microsoft wants to keep ChakraCore and its open source development truly open and also keep Chakra (one that is tied down to Windows 10) away from the risks. Still then, Microsoft has promised to update the built-in Chakra from time to time, as new developments arise in its open source sibling.
For now the possibilities of it being used in different applications are limitless. However, this would totally depend on developers and Microsoft announced that it would be working with them as well as the release blog post points out, "invite developers to help us in this pursuit by letting us know which other platforms they’d like to see ChakraCore supported on to help us prioritize future investments, or even by helping port it to the platform of their choice."
ChakraCore will be available to developers via the GitHub public repository starting January and details regarding guidance of usage more will be out soon after.